Funny Stories

Posted on 14 December 2017


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Dinosaurs are fascinating. My four-year-old is obsessed with them.

Recently we were riding on a bus, and he asked another passenger for her name.

"My name is Deena," she said, kindly talking down to him. "Can you say Deena?"

"Deena," said my son. "Can you say pachycephalosaurus?"

-- Story submitted by Kristen Reed   [Funny Stories]



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A few years ago, a city in the Netherlands had a refuse problem. A once-clean section of town had become an eyesore because people had stopped using the trashcans. There were cigarette butts, beer bottles, chocolate wrappers, newspapers, and other trash littering the streets. Obviously, the sanitation department was concerned, so they sought ways to clean up the city.

One idea was to double the littering fine from 25 guilders to 50 guilders for each offense. They tried this, but it had little effect.

Another approach was to increase the number of litter-agents who patrolled the area. This was more of the same, that is, another "punish the litterer" solution, and it, too, had little impact on the problem.

Then somebody asked the following question: "What if our trash cans paid people money when they put their trash in? We could put an electronic sensing device on each can as well as a coin-return mechanism. Whenever a person put trash in the can, it would pay him 10 guilders." The idea, to say the least, whacked everyone's thinking. The problem had been changed from a "punish the litterer" one to one of "reward the law abider".

The idea had one glaring fault, however: if the city implemented the idea, it would go bankrupt. Half of Europe would come to use the trashcans!

Fortunately, the people who were listening to this idea didn't evaluate it based on its practical merits. Instead, they used it as a stepping-stone and asked themselves: "What other ways are there in which we can reward people for putting their refuse in the trash cans?" This question lead to the following solution.

The sanitation department developed electronic trashcans that had a sensing unit on the top that would detect when a piece of refuse had been deposited. This would activate a tape-recorder that would play a recording of a joke. In other words, joke-telling trash cans! Different trashcans told different kinds of jokes (some told bad puns while others told shaggy dog stories and still others told snappy one-liners) and soon developed reputations. The jokes were changed every two weeks.

As a result, people went out of their way to put their trash in the trashcans, and the town became clean once again.

-- Story submitted by Katalon23   [Funny Stories]



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Fort Erie, Ontario, Constable Paul Fletcher told reporters in December that a man armed with a club tried to force a woman to drive him home with her to get money for him, but that when he waited for her to unlock the passenger door from inside, she sped away.

-- Story submitted by law-n-don   [Funny Stories]



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As we stood in formation at the Pensacola Naval Air Station, our Flight Instructor said, "All right! All you dummies fall out."

As the rest of the squad wandered away, I remained at attention.

The instructor walked over until he was eye-to-eye with me, and then just raised a single eyebrow. I smiled and said, "Sure was a lot of 'em, huh sir?"

-- Story submitted by Lucas Wagner   [Funny Stories]



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